Rani at St Louis Zoo

Rani
ID Number:   SSP Number: 386 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Female 21 years
Management:Protected contact
Location:St Louis Zoo
ArrivedSt Louis Zoo 2001-07-15
from Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens 1996-07-05
from
Born:1996-07-05 captive-born in
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
Parents: Indy (Butch) x Ellie
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. (F) 2007-02-25 Jade, SSP nr: 646
  2. (F) 2011-06-24 Kenzi, SSP nr: 737
Siblings through the father Indy (Butch):
  1. 1990-05-12 -- † 1990-05-12 (M) stillborn
  2. 1991-07-10(M) Emmett (Tundi)
  3. 1993-12-14 -- † 1995-04-26 (F) Kumari
  4. 1995-06-20(F) Kirina
  5. 1997-02-28(F) Mali
  6. 2000-02-10 -- † 2003-04-12 (F) Preya
  7. 2001-05-06 -- † 2001-05-06 (F) stillborn
  8. 2005-07-31 -- † 2005-08-04 (M) Kedar
  9. 2006-06-08 -- † 2006-06-08 (F) stillborn
Siblings through the mother Ellie:
  1. 2006-08-02(F) Maliha
  2. 2010-07-08 -- † 2010-07-08 () aborted
  3. 2013-04-26(F) Priya
Ranis pedigree:
P I II III

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Document updated2010-01-26: Pregnant, Text RE
2011-07-08: Birth of calf RE
In February 2007, eleven year old Rani gave birth to her first calf, Jade. A first time mother, she did not accept the newborn, leading to the the calf being handraised by staff.

In January 2010, the St. Louis Zoo announced that Rani was pregant for a second time, bred naturally by the zoo's breeding bull Raja. She gave birth to the calf in summer 2011 and displayed protect mother instincts.

Article at ShowMe Elephants: "St. Louis Zoo - Kenzi"

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